Category Archives: Schools

Botanical Literacy

Recently Daniel and Fay had the privilege of attending and presenting at the Early Childhood Education State Conference in Perth. Surrounded by like-minded presenters and attendees, they had the opportunity to sit in on some presentations about the importance of play and connection to nature. One of these presentations was facilitated by Kimberly Beasley, an…

Using Games to Teach Empathy

Across KIN Village, Bush Inventors Club and our Nature Connection series we use Wilderness Awareness Games with our participants. Whilst they are excellent icebreakers before a program and a great opportunity to let off some high energy, the most significant lesson that these games teach is empathy. Wilderness Awareness Games help children get in the…

When We Find Comfort in Nature – A Class Story

Blog by Tamara Johnston and Trudi Bennett The Children in Nature Network (started by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods) is celebrating 15 years of the children in nature movement. Richard Louv introduced the world to the term Nature-Deficit Disorder. “Nature-deficit disorder describes the human cost of alienation from nature, among them;…

Consultation: Encouraging Nature Connection

Imagine a table full of creative tools – carpentry files, sandpaper, whittling tools, string, wool, gumnuts, feathers, paint, flowers, cloth, stones and scissors. Now, imagine an educator who says, “I saw many of you over the last couple of weeks talking about wands and turning sticks into magic wands. Well, today I have brought some…